Expanding ideas and opportunities for area youth


VAE encourages creative and innovative instructional programs in K-12 classrooms


VAE inspires teaching excellence and supports workforce development


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Welcome to Valley Alliance for Education

Thank you to all the dedicated teachers who applied for a 2022-23 Creative Classroom Grant.   We are currently in the review process and will notify winners in May 2022. 

VAE first annual – Golf Tournament May 13th 2022 at The Club at Ironwood – registration begins at 7:30a.m with a 9:00a.m. shotgun start! All proceeds will benefit VAE’s Creative Classroom Grant program.

Gather your team and get ready for a fun day – lots of special games and prizes! Sponsored by: Valley Trust Insurance Group.  For registration details and how to sponsor a hole in honor of your favorite teacher, contact

Click on the Grants Tab to see complete details and application instructions 

The 2022-23 Creative Classroom Grant application period has now closed. All applications will be reviewed in a blind process, evaluators and readers, do not have access to writer, school, district information.

VAE would  like to recognize all of our loyal donors, who continue to support our Mission. Because of their generosity, VAE has provided additional educational tools and resources to local classrooms for 31 years!  Special Thanks to: Blue Ridge Community College, NTELOS Wireless Foundation, Buzz Dawbarn Estate and the Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge for their continued support and dedication to Valley Alliance for Education and our Creative Classroom Grant program.

Considering financially supporting the Creative Classroom Grant Program?

Did you know, you can now donate securely through Paypal?  Simply click the Donate button below.



Valley Alliance for Education is a regional partnership of employers, educators and community volunteers established to promote excellence in the public schools, which will result in an improved quality of life and economic prosperity in the region.


Since Valley Alliance for Education was founded in 1990, the organization has directed well over a half a million dollars into area schools through the Creative Classroom Grant program.


The Valley Alliance for Education Creative Classroom Grants program has been established to promote educational excellence and creative instruction in the region by funding special student-centered projects.